From the celebrated author of The Dance of Anger comes an extraordinary book about mothering and how it transforms us -- and all our relationships -- inside and out. Written from her dual perspective as a psychologist and a mother, Lerner brings us deeply personal tales that run the gamut from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching. From birth or adoption to the empty nest, The Mother Dance teaches the basic lessons of motherhood: that we are not in control of what happens to our children, that most of what we worry about doesn't happen, and that our children will love us with all our imperfections if we can do the same for them. Here is a gloriously witty and moving book about what it means to dance the mother dance.
About the Author
Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist whose many acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestseller The Dance of Anger, have topped six million copies in combined sales. Currently in private practice in Lawrence, Kansas, she is a dynamic, sought-after speaker who has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, and NPR, and she hosts the "Dance of Connection" blog on psychologytoday.com. Harriet is a sought-after speaker for both professional and popular audiences. Her numerous media appearances include Oprah, CNN, NPR and many more.
“What a gift. . . . True, touching, practical, spiritual, sanity-saving, and I laughed out loud with recognition, surprise and gratitude.”
“Lerner writes with charm, precision, and at times almost unbearable honesty. This book shows us the way.”
-Mary Pipher, Ph.D
“Harriet Lerner pioneers on behalf of women’s whole humanity. Each chapter in The Mother Dance is worth the price of admission.”
“One of the wisest and most honest books on parenting I have read.”
-Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul